1.4 Billion Spam Calls Per Month
Have you received your fair share of spam robocalls? The phone scripts you’ll hear will vary from cars to home improvement and insurance. According to Truecaller we’re getting more and more calls these days. Americans receive approximately 1.4 billion spam calls per month, but globally 184.5 billion calls and 586 billion messages. Of those, 37.8 billion spam calls were identified and blocked while 182 billion spam messages were identified and blocked. If you receive a spam robocall, the best thing to do is not answer. If you answer the call, your number is considered ‘good’ by the scammers, even if you don’t fall for the scam.
Depending on what time of phone carrier, most of them keep a list of numbers they determine to be spam risks based on the history of the number. For instance on my phone the unknown caller shows up as “spam likely” which is helpful. If you have AT&T, your spam calls might be labeled as “Fraud Risk”. For Verizon customers, your phone will show the words, “Potential Spam”. Sprint customers might see the words “Potential Fraud”, Good luck avoiding spam callers in 2022.